Alumni News & Events
It has officially been two years since my wife, Kitty (BBA ’78), and I packed up our belongings and moved to Athens. Let me tell you—it has been wonderful! While we relocated to accommodate my duties as UGA Alumni Association president, we might just decide to stick around.
I am pleased to share that our family has grown since my last letter. Emma Louise Hardison (class of 2036) joins her loquacious sister, Macon Grace (class of 2034), as our second grandchild. I’m sure you’ll see them at future alumni events decked from head to toe in red and black.
I am approaching the conclusion of my first year as president of the Alumni Association. It has been an incredible 12 months, and I have been proud to serve alongside UGA President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80), Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Tom Landrum (AB ’72, MA ’87) and former Executive Director of Alumni Relations Deborah Dietzler. Deborah took a position with the Office of Development in February, and Tom will retire this summer after 38 years of service. I wish them the very best as they travel new paths. Despite these personnel changes, you can still count on your Alumni Association to continue its service and commitment to you.
The Senior Signature campaign came to a close at the end of March. More than 1,200 graduating students each made a $50 gift to the university and have their names on the Class of 2014 plaque in Tate Plaza. I encourage you to follow in their footsteps and make your annual gift to the Georgia Fund before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Visit http://www.givingtouga.com for more information.
Another way to give back is by securing your official Georgia UGA license plate. For every plate sold, $10 goes to scholarships through the UGA Foundation. Visit http://www.uga.edu/license for more information.
As always, keep your eyes on your inbox this summer as you will receive Evites for alumni events taking place in your area. After visits to cities such as Augusta, Macon, Albany, Dalton, Houston, Orlando and Greenville, UGA Day will make its final stop of the year in Gwinnett County on July 15. Freshman Send-Offs will be hosted by a number of chapters across the country, so make it a point to meet and greet these accomplished new UGA students from your area.
And I would be remiss to not congratulate the thousands of Bulldogs who graduated in May. I hope to see many of you at upcoming alumni events, including the UGA Alumni Association Young Alumni Gathering at SweetWater Brewing on June 13.
Always a Dawg,
Tim Keadle (BBA ’78), president
UGA Alumni Association
Wednesday, June 4
Alumni Career Fair
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UGA graduates in all industries are invited to network with employers and fellow Bulldogs at the annual Alumni Career Fair at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. This career fair is open exclusively to UGA alumni, so take advantage of this opportunity! Visit career.uga.edu/hireuga/uga_alumni_career_fair for details.
Friday, June 13
UGA Young Alumni Gathering
9 p.m. to midnight
Young alumni are invited to this annual gathering at SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta. July and August Freshman Send-Off Parties Alumni chapters across the country will gather this summer to celebrate the UGA Class of 2018 before they head to Athens this fall. Stay tuned to your chapter’s webpage for details about an event in your area.
Tuesday, July 15
UGA Day in Gwinnett County
Dinner: 6 p.m. / Program: 7 p.m.
Join Atlanta-area alumni and friends for a special evening dedicated to all things UGA. Get the inside scoop on the Georgia Bulldogs’ upcoming seasons, hear the latest news from campus and learn more about how to get involved with other local alumni. UGA President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80), Football Coach Mark Richt and Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Fox will be on hand at the Gwinnett Center to share their insights. Register online at http://www.alumni.uga.edu/ugadays.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Fourth Annual Freshman Welcome
The UGA Student Alumni Association and the Student Government Association will officially welcome the Class of 2018 by inviting new students to Sanford Stadium for a class photo on the field.
Thursday, Sept. 18
40 Under 40 Luncheon
Join the UGA Alumni Association as it recognizes and celebrates 40 of UGA’s most successful young alumni under the age of 40. These graduates have become young leaders in their business, research, artistic, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. Visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/40u40 for more information.
To learn about these and other events, please visit http://www.alumni.uga.edu/calendar.